Convenience store visits

Our store visit reports feature floor plans, store photos and full commentary written by our team of international retail experts. Dozens of reports are made every year of stores that feature new concepts in food and grocery retail.

Videos

07/11/2022
See inside our pick for November's store of the month, Epic, France. It is a blend between a convenience store and a fine food specialist, making it unique and able to cater for both locals and tourists. Be inspired by the store's design, fresh food zone and the wine cellar.
22/11/2021
See inside our pick for November’s store of the month, PBX, Stockholm, Sweden. Reitan Convenience has made one of its 'largest investments ever', by opening PBX, its sustainable convenience store of the future.
27/08/2021
See inside our pick for August’s store of the month, Aldi Corner Store, Sydney, Australia. It’s the retailer’s first small-format store with a new layout and convenience-driven experience.
26/07/2021
See inside our pick for July’s store of the month, Monop’, Paris, France. It’s the latest convenience concept from Groupe Casino which brings together food-to-go, local products, services and an unmanned retail section that is open 24 hours daily.
27/01/2021
See inside our pick for January’s store of the month, GRIDSERVE, UK. We look at how the world’s first solely electric forecourt provides a strong retail offer and useful facilities for customers whose dwell time will be much longer than the current refuelling pitstop.

Presentations

24/01/2023
Understand what you can learn from Portuguese retailers, as they continue to evolve their operations to meet shopper demands.
04/01/2023
Zabka is one of the fastest growing convenience retailers, and has the largest network of autonomous stores, in Europe. We visited three of its store formats in Warsaw, Poland to see if it is Europe's most innovative retailer.
01/12/2022
We take a look at the new ‘store of the future’ iteration of Tesco Express, which brings together digital signage, dayparting, new fixtures and loyalty mechanics to offer value and experience to urban shoppers.
01/12/2022
We visited Central Co-op's recently opened Donington store to see how the society is seeking to connect with the local community and deliver its values-driven approach to retailing.
01/12/2022
See how 7-Eleven appeals to hungry shoppers in Seoul’s business district with a wide range of breakfast, food-to-go and wine options.
15/11/2022
See Asda’s first standalone convenience store, located in Sutton Coldfield, UK, as it attempts to forge a presence in the sector.
19/10/2022
The MediaCity store provides access to shopper groups central to Co-op’s ‘Pure Convenience’ strategy, where Co-op can rapidly trial and assess initiatives before wider roll-out.
13/10/2022
We visited Donnybrook Fair, Dundrum to see how Musgrave has created a destination for premium food-for-now and food-for-later solutions in this major south Dublin retail location.
01/10/2022
A first-look at GS25’s new digital experience lab store. It tests a wide range of technologies with potential to unlock the next stage of channel growth in the highly competitive South Korean market.
08/09/2022
Discover how Amazon has adapted its core urban convenience format for a suburban location.